shapeimage_15Lewis Gaston – Trustee

Lewis works as a conductor and assistant in the UK and abroad. His work has been recognised in International Competitions, Masterclasses and he enjoys a schedule of work that combines performance, education and research. He has been Guest Conductor for the Brasov Philarmonic (Romania) and the Toscana Classica Orchestra (Italy). He has also conducted the Berlin Sinfonietta, Camerata di Fiorentina and the State Opera Rousse (Bulgaria). Lewis is Music Director of Opera Holloway, Guildford Opera, Genesis Chorale and acts as Guest Conductor to a number of London orchestras. Lewis is also Music Director of Opera Holloway since 2009.

shapeimage_2-2Laurie O’Brien – Trustee

Laurie competed in Eisteddfodau from age 5, beginning piano at the same age with Darya Brill-Williams. She studied French and Music at Royal Holloway University of London, where she received piano tuition under Matthew Stanley, and as repetiteur for the Royal Holloway Savoy Opera Society. She co-founded Opera Holloway, with whom she currently holds the role of repetiteur. With Opera Holloway, Laurie has accompanied vocal masterclasses given by Dame Rosalind Plowright, Janis Kelly and Dame Felicity Lott and performed in a variety of venues around the UK. Laurie is Treasurer & Repetiteur of Opera Holloway.

shapeimage_13Callie Gaston – Trustee

British Soprano Callie Gaston completed her Masters degree at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She is the proud recipient of the 2015 Opera Prelude Song Prize and winner of the Una Clarke Young Artist Award. Recent opera credits include La Suora Infermiera (Suor Angelica), Norina (Don Pasquale), Giulietta (I Capuleti e i Montecchi),  Rita (Rita), Nora (Riders to the Sea), Chiteria (Don Chisciotte) Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Lucy (The Telephone) and Gretel (Hansel and Gretel). Callie was a member of the Core Company for Opera Erratica, starring in Triptych, nominated Critics Choice in the Times. In recital Callie has had recent performances at 22 Mansfield Street, Pushkin House and Leighton House. Callie is also Producer & Education Co-Ordinator of Opera Holloway from 2009.